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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Spent it in the field for two days teaching new search and rescue recruits. It was great though. As an aside, I taught them about what to eat and drink in our forests, and made them labrador and spruce tip tea when we got back to camp that night (I was foraging while they were doing their exercise)

    We drank from the forest on the solstice.

    I miss labrador tea....
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

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    Re: Midsummer / Litha Greetings!

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    I miss labrador tea....
    Noted. Wanna do a trade? Sassafras for labrador tea? I can go forage some and dry it and then mail it to you
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    Re: Midsummer / Litha Greetings!

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Noted. Wanna do a trade? Sassafras for labrador tea? I can go forage some and dry it and then mail it to you


    Oooooohhhh! Heck yeah!

    Do you have fireweed up there too? Supposedly we have it here, but I'm thinking its probably in the mountains, because I've never seen it...
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Midsummer / Litha Greetings!

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Oooooohhhh! Heck yeah!

    Do you have fireweed up there too? Supposedly we have it here, but I'm thinking its probably in the mountains, because I've never seen it...
    Yes, but I don't know how to preserve it. Do you need the flowers or the shoots? The flowers havent bloomed yet. We also have wild roses.
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    Re: Midsummer / Litha Greetings!

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Yes, but I don't know how to preserve it. Do you need the flowers or the shoots? The flowers havent bloomed yet. We also have wild roses.
    You just dry the leaves. You can infuse the flowers too though...I've never tried it dried flowers, but fresh is pretty good.

    ooooh....fireweed recipes: http://www.uaf.edu/files/ces/publica.../FNH-00106.pdf
    http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/fireweed/
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

    Pagan Devotionals, because the wind and the rain is our Bible

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